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mumwithtwins Thu 31-Mar-05 08:50:10

At first i felt proud when i took the twins shopping with me and i was happy to talk to anybody who asked me if they were twins or not.Now nine months later i still feel proud when i take them out as any mum would but its getting to the point where i nip out for a loaf n milk and im gone an hour.

charellie Thu 31-Mar-05 09:00:58

I've found that this has got better as my twins have got older. They are now 2 1/2 years and I hardly ever get stopped. It started getting better after they turned 1.

I think people find babies much more adorable than stroppy toddlers.

Are yours identical tiwns? Mine aren't and so they look very different to each other and this has helped as well

Miaou Thu 31-Mar-05 09:19:31

mumwithtwins, do they look alike and do you dress them alike? Not a criticism, but if you dress them the same then I think that is inviting comment/attention.

However people used to think my dds were twins - there is 17 months between them and they were never dressed the same! It stopped happening when they were out of their double buggy and on foot.

SoupDragon Thu 31-Mar-05 09:40:13

Make them up sweatshirts with "Yes, I'm a twin" printed on the front and never leave home without them. Actually, I wonder if there's a market for them...

MunchedTooManyMarsLady Thu 31-Mar-05 09:45:00

miaou, I don't dress mine alike (girl/boy) and I still get comments.

Mumwithtwins, that's the way it is I'm afraid. The novelty wears off for us much sooner than it does for the general public I'm afraid. I daren't go into M&S anymore. That's the worst place for being stopped. It can take an hour to get out of there and I'll have only popped in for one thing. Now that I have a Marco Sky people don't instantly see two babies. I often wondered about printing leaflets giving birth weights, family genetic history and a pyschiastrist's note as to why I'm not mad having twins, and handing them out to people. It would save so much time.

cp3 Thu 31-Mar-05 09:49:17

There are 15 months between mine. I boy and 1 girl. They are both the same hieght, same hair and eye colour, same wieght and shoe size and i get that question all the time. Its only obvious when the youngest doesnt speak as well. I find it quite funny that i get into conversations with complete strangers about them and how they could be twins. The fact is they are not but they still bang on how they could be.

MunchedTooManyMarsLady Thu 31-Mar-05 09:54:04

cp3 : people are strange aren't they?

Kelly1978 Thu 31-Mar-05 09:55:33

We took the twins to Adsa a few days ago and got stopped four times in 45 mins. They were five days old and you still get people saying 'are they twins?'
I mean, it's a bit obvious! I really felt like saying no, there was an offer - buy one get one free!!

Kelly1978 Thu 31-Mar-05 09:57:21

Miaou, my dp loves to dress them identical, although I'm not so keen. They have some matching clothes, but since they are always sicking or weeing it never works out atm.

cp3 Thu 31-Mar-05 09:58:18

Theres nought stranger than folk as my grandad would say. I think with me they over compensate by talking longer as they have made a mistake.

MunchedTooManyMarsLady Thu 31-Mar-05 09:58:53

been there done that Kelly lol. People can be really dense sometimes. I also used to tell people that I could never resist an offer!

KristinaM Thu 31-Mar-05 09:59:25

Kelly - you went to asda with 5 days old twins!!!!!! You must be so organised!!!!!! I could barely get to the loo with ONE 5 day old baby

cp3 Thu 31-Mar-05 10:01:05

pmsl at buy one get one free. You should say that next time your asked, i would. How funny.

misdee Thu 31-Mar-05 10:12:52

there is 2.5years between my dd's, and as dd2 is the same height as dd1, i always get asked 'are they twins' lol. usually shocks people when i say no, dd1 is 5, and dd2 is 2

sorry for butting in lol.

MunchedTooManyMarsLady Thu 31-Mar-05 10:14:38

because DT2 is about 5lbs heavier than DT1 what I get now is.... oooooooooohhh you had them close together didn't you? To which I reply. Yeah, maybe I should've left half an hour.

Kelly1978 Thu 31-Mar-05 10:16:11

I get it with dd and ds too, and there is two years to the day between them. They are similar in height, in looks, same shoe size etc. Now I have the dts, even more ppl are going to assume it now!
Ppl are just fascinated by twins. The number of ppl who say they would love to have twins is unbelievable. I love mine, but I couldn't handle another twin pg, no way!

Kelly1978 Thu 31-Mar-05 10:16:44

pmsl @ marslady, that is so funny.

MunchedTooManyMarsLady Thu 31-Mar-05 10:18:08

my lovely two are currently jumping on one of the chairs and pulling the curtains. They're far too small to see out but they are laughing hysterically and bouncing. Ah the joys...

Kelly1978 Thu 31-Mar-05 10:20:28

I've got one feeding, and the other moaning to himself in his basket. So much for getting some work done!

MunchedTooManyMarsLady Thu 31-Mar-05 10:22:36

kelly I would forget the idea of doing any work. I can't remember the last time that I got anything done. You need all the rest you can get at the moment and with older kids it ain't easy.

Kelly1978 Thu 31-Mar-05 10:26:25

I'm halfway thru doing an 3 year OU degree, I can't afford to let it drop.

MunchedTooManyMarsLady Thu 31-Mar-05 10:32:09

just do what you can honey. Don't worry about the house and take all help that is offered. Do you have a good support network around you? You know, family, friends?

Mothernature Thu 31-Mar-05 10:32:26

It doesn't get any easier either let me tell twins are now 14 and ds1 is 15, people think they are triplets...if were out people still stop us to check us out...the feeding doesn't get any easier as they all have different tastes...

MunchedTooManyMarsLady Thu 31-Mar-05 10:33:41

don't tell me that Mothernature I thought that there was light at the end of the tunnel. lol

Mothernature Thu 31-Mar-05 10:34:54

The only light is the one you keep having to switch off that they have left on in the night lol

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